Let’s settle our differences

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The more priority is given to religion, ethnicity and culture, the more crises we have. I am sad over the attacks in some sections of the nation. But seriously I don’t understand the caricature behind the ongoing turmoil. Constitutionally, every Nigerian has right to live and own a property wherever he/she desires irrespective of religion, ethnicity and cultural boundaries. Unfortunately, Read More

Nasarawa govt trains religious leaders on family planning

The Nasarawa state government in collaboration with The Challenge Initiative (TCI), Nigeria has trained 20 influential religious leaders on how to become effective advocates for family planning and childbirth spacing in their communities. State family planning coordinator, Mrs, Salomi Vincent Aya, Friday, said 20 religious leaders from both the Muslim and Christian faiths have participated in three-day training in Kini hotel Akwanga local government area Read More

AESID condemns dastardly attacks in Ebonyi, cautions perpetrators

April 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has strongly condemned the recent dastardly attacks on several communities in Ebonyi state, even as it cautioned the perpetrators to give peace a chance. The group described  as “traumatic” for citizens and residents of Ebonyi state following reported cases of attacks on individuals and public facilities by some unknown gunmen.  In Read More

Breaking: Bandits sack another military base in Niger, abduct 15 people, 1 soldier missing

April 22, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have again kidnapped 15 persons after an attack on a military camp in  Zagzaga village in Munya local government of Niger state. Blueprint gathered that a military officer has been declared missing after the attack on the base Wednesday during which arms and ammunitions were carted away by the bandits. Blueprint also learnt that the Nigerian Army has shutdown Read More

NOA tasks youth on values

April 21, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has charged Nigerian youth to imbibe the national core values and be the agents of change in order to make the country a better society. Speaking at the occasion of national youth submit organised by the agency in Lokoja Wednesday, the Kogi state director, Ambassador Mohammed Othman Abdullahi, said the objective of the submit among Read More

Foundation mobilises community peace builders

April 14, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Gray Child Foundation has said its ‘Activating Positive Peace in Nigeria’ initiative will not only promote national peace and security but sustainable development as it moves to among others, create a network of empowered community peacebuilders across the country. The Chairman of the Pan-African non-partisan organization working to improve communities and human capital development of people in Nigeria and Read More

Bogoro CCT beneficiaries saves N6m, acquires 263 animals

April 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in Bogoro local government area of Bauchi state have so far saved N6 million. The beneficiaries have also acquired 263 goats, sheep, chickens and 72 bags of assorted grains since the inception of the programme. The information officer of the local government, Gobna James, made the assertions in a press release issued Read More

AMAC commissions rehabilitated access roads in Pyakasa, Toge, others

April 8, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

The chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, in fulfilling his democratic mandates, Wednesday commissioned newly rehabilitated Asphalt Access road in Pyakasa, Toge communities to ease the interconnectivity of the villages and boost the business activities around the council. The director of works, AMAC, Gaza Andrew, said during the commissioning that the Pyakasa Asphalt Access road is about Read More

A/Ibom warns warring boundary communities on reprisal

April 8, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state government has warned communities engaging in boundary crises between the Ikpanya community in Ibiono Ibom LGA and their neighbours of Arochukwu in Abia state to desist from reprisal attacks against each other. It assured residents, particularly the people of Ikpanya in Ibiono Ibom local government area that it would continue to do everything within its power Read More

Effium killings: Ebonyi indigenes demand investigation into escape of 55 suspects

April 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has demanded for thorough investigation and prosecution of the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Aliyu Garba and other security personnel for claiming that 55 suspects arrested in connection with the killings in Effium communities escaped. In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja by the President of the Read More

Yobe: EU, AFRYDEV support youths on conflict recovery in 3 LGs

April 2, 2021 Editor 0

As part of peace dialogue and reintegration, African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV) with support from International Alert under European Union (EU) has supported early recovery from conflict and resilience building project in Yobe state to forestall further conflicts in the state. AFRYDEV Senior Programme Officer, Abdullahi Edoka, explained this during a capacity building for youths to Read More

5 soldiers, civil defender killed as bandits raze Niger military base

Bandits Thursday launched a fresh attack on a military base in Allawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, killing six security personnel. After burning down the base, the bandits, it was gathered, stormed surrounding villages during which seven villagers were reportedly killed, 10 others abducted while they also stole seven motorcycles. A villager from the area who spoke Read More

Ebonyi killings: Senator wants FG shoot at sight order implemented

April 1, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The Senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone, Dr Michael Ama Nnachi, Thursday urged Security agencies to implement the shoot at sight order of President Buhari in the crisis areas of the state. Blueprint report that 25 persons at Nkalaha, Obegu, Amezu, Umuhuali, Egedegede communities in Ishielu local government area of the state were killed by suspected herders on Monday night. Read More

White collar jobs elusive, embrace entrepreneurship, NYSC urges members

March 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged members to embrace entrepreneurship pointing out that anticipated white collar jobs are no longer available. Yobe state coordinator of the scheme Mrs Hafsat Yerima made the call Tuesday during the closing ceremony of the 2021 batch A stream I orientation course held at NYSC camp Dazigau in Yobe. She said the skill Read More

NEMA commends North-east humanitarian workers organisation in Borno

March 29, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North-east zonal office Maiduguri has supported Mon Club International, an organisation formed by humanitarian workers with the aim of providing relief to victims of insurgency.  The Acting Zonal Co coordinator, NEMA, North-east Zone, Wagami Lydia Madu,  commended the humanitarian workers for their efforts with a promise to collaborate with the organization  Sunday at the official Read More

FG inaugurates 24 members IFAD committee

March 23, 2021 John Oba 0

The Federal Government has inaugurated the Combined National Project Steering Committees to consider the approval of the 2021 Annual Work plan and Budget of the three projects under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, on Tuesday in Abuja, inaugurated the Read More

How to end open defecation

March 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Open defecation is the human act of excreting in the open as opposed to a latrine. Individuals may pick fields, hedges, woodlands, trench, roads, waterways or other open space for defecation. They do so either on the grounds that they don’t have a latrine or because of customary practices. The training is normal where sterilization framework and administrations are not Read More

Climate change threatens water access for world’s poorest – WaterAid

March 23, 2021 John Oba 0

The WaterAid Nigeria, has warned that the impact of climate change on people’s water supplies is being overlooked and it’s threatening to put progress on bringing clean water to all back decades unless urgent action is taken to help the world’s poorest communities adjust to changing weather patterns. Speaking on Monday during a media roundtable on Water and Climate Change, Read More

FGM: UNICEF, NOA train 24 community surveillance team in Ebonyi

March 23, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

National Orientation Agency, NOA Ebonyi state chapter with the support from the United nations children’s fund (UNICEF) Monday , trained 24  surveillance  team to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) i in Onicha local government area of the state. All the 12 communities that made up the local government had made denounced of FGM on Saturday March 13, 2021.  However, in Read More

World water day: 1.42bn living in high water vulnerability area – UNICEF

March 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Monday stated that more than 1.42 billion people are living in areas of high or extremely high water vulnerability globally. UNICEF’s representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins, raised the alarm in a statement issued to commemorate this year’s World Water Day. The UNICEF representative stated that of this number, 450 million are Read More

How bandits ‘re moving freely in 18 Zamfara villages – Mai Lohe

March 22, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Worried over the incessant attacks, kidnapping and rustling of domestic animals belonging to communities of Maru, Gusau and Bungudu local government councils in Zamfara state, resident of Gidan Ango in Magami district of Gusau local government, Alhaji Bature Gidan Ango, known as Bature Mai Lohe, has narrated how bandits are moving free in 18 villages. He said the bandits are Read More

FGM survivors narrate experiences as more communities denounce practices in Ebonyi

March 22, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in  the eight communities  that made up Onicha local government area of Ebonyi state weekend, narrated their experiences as the council  publicly denounced the practice.  The women noted how difficult it was for them while giving birth to their children. The program which held at Isu the headquarters of Onicha LGA, was organized by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) Read More